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Surfinias in hanging baskets looking sad

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:53

Still think its aphids but..........

Sad looking aubretia

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:52

Aubretia meeds excellent drainage and sunshine.  Aubretia is very hardy. ,never water established aubretia.

Sad looking aubretia

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 20:54

its what aubretia does Judith at this time of year. you can cut back after flowering but do so according to how long you want it to cascade or spread.  I vary mine to keep a long curtain on parts of a wall.

you dont have to cut it back...doing it after flowering just makes your plants more compact.  Dont necessarily plant anything there a few weeks your plants will be green again


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 19:07

Surfinias in hanging baskets looking sad

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:37

I dont grow surfinias now but when I did in mid summee they looked decidedly poorly. In my case it was aphids.  You domt necessarily see them.  I trimmed them I tend to do with "perpetual" flowering set them off again until autumn.  A spray worked for me.  Perhaps you are over seem to,think you are...but in my book, esp if youre enjoying a decent summer, you cant over water hanging baskets.

however, I'm sure there will be some other answers Mumoftwo 

Lupin pest advice

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:30

Alex,,st least soapy water or insecticide.  Water wont make any difference

Salix Flamingo - Help required

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:27

Its got to be outside now Dawn.  

You prob are losing its variegation a little too inside.  Mine (got 2) are a hazy pink/white with a touch of pale green

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:24

The "old homestead" is looking superb Berghill.  Wonderful plants.  Can almost smell that honeysuckle!  A real plantsman's garden....wish I had as much space.  

Surfinias in hanging baskets looking sad

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:16

Are the leaves sticky Mumoftwo?

I Think this is aphids.  

spray with insecticide...ideally cut them back a little and then spray.  Pop in a food pellet or two or water with  liquid feed in a day or two.


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 12:34

Am I missing something!  Wot tennis? Is there a big match on? 

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